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... are the main attraction. All of the houses are from the ottoman times and most have been restored to what they looked like originally. There are also several old mosques and an old hotel which ottoman traders used to stay in when stopping in the town. It has been turned into a modern hotel now but some of the rooms have been kept to what they originally where and tourists can go inside and take a look around. As we were walking around the ...
... indicated as a waterfall. More like a local stream with an old mill but was now a cafe. It appeared that there was also a small power plant using the stream flow. Many of the buildings in the town are in their original condition and are need of restoration. Just down from our hotel is a building which was just sold and we talked to the new owner who plans to convert it into a boutique hotel and likely a place to stay for his family when they visit. He is ...
... hundreds of houses and mansions. Our hotel is a renovated 250 year old mansion which has all the modern amenities. Much of the original has been preserved so you have to remove your shoes when entering the building. There is a very pleasant patio which we are sitting in at the moment. We walked into the old city this afternoon and the various markets. the city is in fact named after a particular variety ...
... and knew I wasn't confident with his information. I'd be mad if I went back to hotel on my own and got lost somewhere. I didn't have the address of the hotel..lucky I didn't go earlier!
Local guide found old man and couple back at hotel OK, he apologised to them. They did went the long long way back to the hotel!!
We then chillaxing outside the hotel in the sun, having coffee and enjoy the view of Safranbolu.
Tomorrow we are going to Istanbul. Another half day ...
... the past few decades neatly catalogued and organized. How it fit into the City Museum in Safranbolu was not clear to us. But we were happy to visit it. The remainder of the musuem featured interesting displays on Safranbolu's history. V found it hard to move away from the confectionary store display. Another room featured a recreation of a saffron (from which the town's name is derived) store. Outside the museum is a great display of replica mini clock towers ...
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